Thanks for the suggestion, but, when I follow your instructions, I find that
WD is set for "Automatic Startup" and the indicator says that it is
"Started." It is when I go to the Security Center that I find it is "Off",
and hitting the start button does not cause it to go on. The same conditions
pertain to the Firewall (it is also set for "Automatic Startup"), except that
I can make it go on using the start button. I also get an indication on the
bottom tool bar that there are "Windows Security Alerts."
"Mr. Arnold" wrote:
> "Al Fresco" <Al Fresco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > When I start my computer I get the following message - "Application failed
> > to
> > initialize: 0x80010665" Neither the firewall nor defender applications
> > are
> > turned on. I can turn on the firewall, but the defender application will
> > not
> > turn on. It simply looks for an update and then fails to activate.
> > Suggestions please.
> Go to Admin Tools off of Control Panel and select Services and see if the WD
> service is stopped. If it's stopped try to start it. Also see if it's set to
> Automatic startup, by right-clicking the service.